7.3.1928 – 21.4.2021
It is with deep sorrow that the Lawton family announces the death of their beloved Rev. Dr. Ralph Stanley Lawton.
A TRIBUTE FROM KIRIWINA – RALPH’S LEGACY LIVES ON
Ralph’s legacy will live on in the lives of the people of Kiriwina from generation to generation. As long as the Kiriwina bible, the hymn book and the Kiriwina dictionary are used by the people of Kiriwina, “Ralph’s legacy lives on forever”.Toks Bwaina – In-Country Manager, Caring for Kiriwina
Ralph served god with commitment, dedication and faith. Just as god called David ‘as man after his own heart” so as Ralph. Ralph was obedient, humbled and faithful to the call of god. He served god with distinction and loyalty.
“WHAT A GREAT LIFE AND A GREAT MAN”
There will be dual country Memorial services held in unison:
Australia: 11am Tuesday 27th April, Yarralumla Uniting Church Denham St Yarralumla Canberra
Kiriwina: 11am Tuesday 27th April, Oyabia Uniting Church Mission Station conducted by the Bishop of the Papuan Islands Region – Rev Ledimo.